Derivative facts for kids

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A derivative is something created from a Primary source, and can mean different things.

  • Derivative (linguistics), a word that is made from a more basic word
  • Derivative (chemistry), a substance that has similar properties to the original. However, one or more components of the original are replaced
  • Derivative (finance), or derivative security
  • Derivative (mathematics), a central idea of calculus



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